It's that time of year when we inevitably begin to reflect on the last twelve months and begin to think about how we'd like the next 12 months to pan out. For me, 2018 has been a year of highs and lows. The first half of the year saw me make much progress in my… Continue reading Reflections and Projections: One writer’s highs and lows of 2018
How to make time to write when life gets in the way: Improvise, Prioritise, Sacrifice, Persistence and Time Out
What to know how to sign a literary agent and get a publishing deal in Australia? Sasha Wasley tells us how.
If staying motivated to write wasn’t hard enough, now us writers have to battle numb hands that are reluctant to type. Here are my seven tips for writers to stay warm this winter.
"I found that, after so many years of butting my head up against publishing shut-doors, that I’d started to change my voice to suit some ephemeral, unknowable audience. I was trying to write how I thought people wanted me to, in contrast to my actual voice."- Ben Hobson
I've tracked down some amazing writing books to help you edit your novel.
I have one writing-related goal for 2018: Get an agent. I know, it’s February, and i’m a little late to the new years' resolution bandwagon, but i required some thinking time to come up with a plan for the year ahead. When it comes down to it, my overall goal is much the same as… Continue reading I have one goal for 2018
Not a fan of character profiling? Prefer something more visual? Genograms are a great way to flesh out character backstory...
Last month I made great gains with my WIP (work in progress). I was super excited about my story. It was the big bright shiny thing that had consumed my creative mind for several months. I've been trying my hand at planning and plotting rather than pantsing my way through as I usually do, and it… Continue reading Getting a handle on plot points (or not)
My essay 'the anchor that is writing' was featured over on the website of a wonderfully supportive fellow Australian writer Louise J Allen who will soon have her debut novel released into the wild (Jan 2018).